MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable

MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable By Aaron Kesel In another blow against free press, following a leak revealing comments by the British Ambassador to the USA Sir Kim Darroch calling Trump “inept, insecure and incompetent” (leading to the ambassador’s resignation and a spat of Twitter insults between Trump and senior Tory officials), London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has publicly warned journalists not to publish any government leaks, threatening them with imprisonment. The publication of leaked communications, knowing the damage they have caused…

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Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter

Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter By Caitlin Johnstone One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site. The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff, and have received no response to their appeals. Any Assange supporter active on Twitter will be familiar with the Unity4J account, which originated to help boost the wildly successful Unity4J online vigils in which well-known Assange…

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All-Out War On Free Speech Launched By United Nations

All-Out War On Free Speech Launched By United Nations By Judith Bergman Proving the point that the assault on Free Speech is being driven by Technocracy, the United Nations has openly joined the fray in the name of Sustainable Development, Agenda 2030, New Urban Agenda, etc. ⁃ Editor, Technocracy News & Trends. In January, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, tasked his Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, to “present a global plan of action against hate speech and hate crimes on a fast-track basis”. Speaking at a press conference…

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Facebook to Hand Over Users’ Info to French Govt For “Hate Speech” Prosecutions

Facebook to Hand Over Users’ Info to French Govt For “Hate Speech” Prosecutions By Chris Menahan Facebook is going to work in concert with the government of France to rat out its own users so they can be prosecuted for “hate speech.” The move comes just three months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged a “privacy-focused” overhaul of the social network. From Reuters, “In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts”: In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification…

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Facebook’s Secret “Hate Agent” Formula Leaked by Insider

Facebook’s Secret “Hate Agent” Formula Leaked by Insider By Tyler Durden An internal Facebook document reveals that the social media giant monitors its users’ offline behavior as part of how the company determines whether a person should be classified as a “Hate Agent,” according to Breitbart’s Allum Bokhari who has reviewed the document. Titled “Hate Agent Policy Review,” the document reveals that Facebook employs a series of “signals” which include a person’s behavior both on and off the platform. Once determined to be a “hate agent,” a person is banned from the platform. If you praise the wrong…

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In The War On Free Speech, Assange Says: “Everyone Else Must Take My Place”

In The War On Free Speech, Assange Says: “Everyone Else Must Take My Place” By Mac Slavo WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange’s health is deteriorating in a British prison, but the journalist was able to get a letter out to the public.  In the war on freedom of speech, Assange is asking everyone else who stands against corruption to take his place and keep speaking truth to power. “Julian’s case is of major historic significance. It will be remembered as the worst attack on press freedom in our time,” said WikiLeaks…

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Papua New Guinea PM Pushes Proposal for Social Media Regulation, Citing Need to Stop “Fake News”’

Papua New Guinea PM Pushes Proposal for Social Media Regulation, Citing Need to Stop “Fake News”’ By Mong Palatino The Papua New Guinea government has set its sights on regulating social media in order to combat the spread of online hoaxes and fake news. Critics and journalists have warned that it could lead to the curtailment of free speech. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has instructed the Ministry for Communications and Information Technology to review how the government can regulate social media to protect citizens affected by the circulation of fake…

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Reddit Commenter’s Fight for Anonymity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

Reddit Commenter’s Fight for Anonymity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use By Alex Moss A fight over unmasking an anonymous Reddit commenter has turned into a significant win for online speech and fair use. A federal court has affirmed the right to share copyrighted material for criticism and commentary, and shot down arguments that Internet users from outside the United States can’t ever rely on First Amendment protections for anonymous speech. EFF represents the Reddit commenter, who uses the name “Darkspilver.” A lifelong member of the Jehovah’s…

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Five Years in Prison for Offending Someone Online (And Other News From The Twilight Zone)

Five Years in Prison for Offending Someone Online (And Other News From The Twilight Zone) By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Let the weekly absurdity begin! New SAT scoring will combat Asian privilege The infamous SAT has been used since 1926 as a sort of university entrance exam to objectively test high school students’ scholastic aptitude. Until now. Test administrators announced plans this week to include an ‘adversity score’ for every student taking the SAT. This score will excuse poor test results if the student lives in a high crime neighborhood,…

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Canada Joins the Authoritarian Censorship Agenda

Canada Joins the Authoritarian Censorship Agenda By Kurt Nimmo Here’s how the Canadians will deal with citizen journalism and narrative debunking—they’ll force the taxpayers to subsidize corporate news rackets. “Federal agencies will publish an A-list of newspapers and websites deemed reliable under a multi-million dollar subsidy program, the Department of Finance yesterday told the Senate national finance committee,” reports an Ottawa website, Blacklock’s Reporter. Bill C-97 the Budget Implementation Act proposes a 15 percent tax credit to a maximum $75 for subscribers of websites operated by a “qualified Canadian journalism…

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